Nissan is Profitable for the First Time in Years

Nissan is Profitable for the First Time in Years

Photo: Nissan Nissan is making money again, Rivian is not, and GM. All of that and more in The Morning Shift for May 12, 2022. 1st Gear: Nissan Nissan has had a weird three years or so following the ouster of former CEO Carlos Ghosn under circumstances that can only be described as too bizarre … Read more

Volkswagen Revives an Iconic Brand Against Tesla, Ford and GM

Volkswagen Revives an Iconic Brand Against Tesla, Ford and GM

Nearly 65 years ago, International Harvester’s manager of engineering told his staff to “design something that would replace the horse.” Volkswagen/TS ‘A Whole New Idea’ The company had been building trucks and pickups since 1907 and introduced the Travelall, a truck-based station wagon in 1953. But now International Harvester had set its sights on a … Read more

Musk, Tesla Have Secret Deal That Rivals Can’t Compete With

Musk, Tesla Have Secret Deal That Rivals Can't Compete With

You’re here (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report dominates the electric vehicle industry. Its dominance has been reinforced by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has disrupted the supply chains of most companies and, in this case, car manufacturers. The situation was worsened by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the resulting Western sanctions. This armed conflict … Read more

Tesla Gets a Big Win That May Cost Legacy Carmakers Millions

Tesla Gets a Big Win That May Cost Legacy Carmakers Millions

You’re here (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report dominates the electric vehicle market, and its lead is likely to grow. That’s because the manufacturer of the Model 3 sedan and the Model Y SUV is one of the few automakers able to meet demand in the face of supply-chain disruptions and rising prices for raw … Read more

Tesla Suffers Major Blow as Musk Attempts Something New

Tesla Suffers Major Blow as Musk Attempts Something New

Tesla TSLA has reportedly closed down its Gigafactory Shanghai production facility for the next four days after China’s largest city on Sunday said it would lock down in two stages to conduct Covid-19 testing over nine days. Coincidentally, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted today that he “supposedly” has Covid-19 again. The Austin, Texas-based electric vehicle … Read more

What High Gas Prices Mean for Electric Vehicles

What High Gas Prices Mean for Electric Vehicles

Photo: Tom Williams (PA) If you’re tired of skyrocketing gas prices and are thinking about the benefits of an electric ride, chances are you’re not alone. But even though switching to an electric vehicle may seem like a no-brainer, there are some significant obstacles—including new problems caused by the conflict in Ukraine—facing the EV industry … Read more

Elon Musk Takes a Trip That Doesn’t Bode Well for Tesla’s Rivals

Elon Musk Takes a Trip That Doesn't Bode Well for Tesla's Rivals

Elon Musk has arrived in Europe where he is to launch the beginning of a new era of Tesla (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report on the mainland. The electric vehicle maker which produced nearly a million vehicles in 2021 wants to step up a gear and produce more in the coming years. To achieve … Read more

Elon Musk Defends a Threating Tesla Rival

Elon Musk Defends a Threating Tesla Rival

Elon Musk is not known for standing up for his rivals. It’s quite the opposite because he doesn’t like being upstaged. The charismatic CEO of Tesla (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report and SpaceX has just played, for a few tweets, the lawyer of one of the most serious rivals of Tesla, the manufacturer of … Read more

Tesla Clears a Big Obstacle for the Model 3 and Model Y

Tesla Clears a Big Obstacle for the Model 3 and Model Y

Tesla’s (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report bad week is ending on a positive note. Earlier this week, Tesla announced price increases across its entire range of vehicles. It was the electric vehicle maker’s second price increase this month after it increased the cost of some of its long-range models last week. Inflation is driving … Read more

Why Elon Musk and Tesla are banking on a Minnesota nickel mine

Why Elon Musk and Tesla are banking on a Minnesota nickel mine

As automakers around the world set bold targets for vehicle electrification, many in the industry are looking to nickel — an integral component of most lithium ion batteries — as a major hurdle. While there’s enough nickel in the ground to support a major EV ramp up, there are not enough planned mining projects or … Read more